Best Blogs for Novice Container Gardeners (House Sitting Jobs)

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35 of the Best Blogs for Novice Container Gardeners

Container gardening is a simple and fulfilling hobby that has practical applications, too. You don’t have to own 200 acres of land or even have a garden to get involved with sustainable practices and learning to grow your own food. Anyone can become a novice container gardener, including people who live in high-rise apartment blocks. You can create an intricately ornate container garden in and around your home, or grow your own herbs right in your kitchen. The isolation of container plants all but eliminates the pain of dealing with weeds and soil contamination and allows you to move plants to where growing conditions are optimal. These 35 blogs will help you get your container garden under way with tips on plant and container types, and will give you ideas for getting more from your container garden than you put in.

The Basics of Container Gardens

Before you start getting your hands dirty, it is best to know exactly what a container garden is. There are many variations available to suit every novice gardener’s needs, so deciding what you want from your garden makes it much easier to get started. These six blog entries deal with the basics of container gardening.

Pots, Containers and Window-Boxes

To ensure that you get the best results from your container garden, each plant or herb needs a home that suits its needs. Getting the right size, shape and type of containers will mean a long and happy life for your garden. You will want your container garden to add aesthetic value to your home, too. So keep the style and décor of your home in mind when making your purchases.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.